Biden is aligned with the pontiff on many central issues, including climate change and economic disparities. But the question of whether he should receive Communion — which is likely to come to a boil when bishops hold their annual meeting in November — has set off an awkward dynamic, not just between Biden and the church but also between Francis and American Catholic leaders. “I don’t think the issue of the Eucharist will dominate the meeting,” said Massimo Faggioli, a Villanova University professor of theology who has written a book on Biden and Catholicism. “But for American Catholics who follow […]
A federal judge in Utica sided with 17 health care workers who object to New York State’s vaccine mandate for health workers on religious grounds. This content was originally published here.
The far-left New York Times published a report that, among other falsehoods, claimed some 900,000 children have been hospitalized for the coronavirus. The actual number is, uhm, 63,000. The Times was forced to issue a correction. The so-called reporter responsible for this irresponsible error is a woman named Apoorva Mandavilli. This close-minded, incurious woketard once used her verified Twitter account to declare the Wuhan lab leak theory “racist.” But, of course, we now know that the lab leak theory is the most likely explanation for the spread of the coronavirus, and we know it despite so-called reporters, like Mandavilli, who […]
“There is a malaise,” said Sarah Longwell, a moderate Republican strategist who became a vocal supporter of Biden in 2020, and led the focus group of Democratic voters. “People don’t feel like their lives have been improved. They did sort of feel that promises aren’t being kept.” Nearly nine months into office, Biden and his team contend that the ravages of the pandemic are starting to recede due to his actions. They point to polling showing strong support for his legislative agenda, anchored by physical infrastructure and social and climate spending packages. They note how rare it’s been for Democratic […]
For the past 18 months, hunkered down in his Tel Aviv apartment, Ariel Karlinsky has scoured the web for data that could help him calculate the true death toll of Covid-19. The 31-year-old economics student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem had never worked on health matters before, but he was troubled by rumours early in the pandemic that Israel was not experiencing a rise above expected death rates, and therefore Covid was not serious. “This was, of course, not true,” he said. “Excess mortality was definitely there and it was definitely very visible.” He pulled up the numbers to […]
More than 100 Black Power gang members and their whānau have today been vaccinated against Covid-19 in South Auckland. Auckland Black Power president Mark Pitman gets vaccinated against Covid-19 at Riverside Community Centre in Mt Wellington Auckland. Photo / Supplied New Zealand’s Shot Bro vaccination bus was parked up at the Riverside Community Centre in Mt Wellington from 11am until about 4pm today while giving 102 people the jab. Manurewa-Papakura Ward Councillor Daniel Newman had been getting behind the drive to reach at-risk communities and said it was “a very successful day”. More than 100 Black Power gang members and […]
Virginia Tech’s home opener was yet another super-spreader that wasn’t. Despite the COVID hysterics who warned you otherwise, a football game didn’t lead to a spike in cases. This content was originally published here.
A World Health Organization (WHO) collaborator, who reviewed a coronavirus research grant application unearthed last month, confirmed that the language of the documents suggests American and Chinese scientists planned to collaborate on the creation of a new coronavirus not found in nature. The grant proposal, obtained by the analysis group DRASTIC last month, was submitted to the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in 2018 by the EcoHealth Alliance, an American research non-profit that planned to collaborate with Chinese scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology to create a new virus using the funding. “We will compile sequence/RNAseq data […]
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s government acknowledged Monday what most other countries did long ago: It can no longer completely get rid of the coronavirus. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a cautious plan to ease lockdown restrictions in Auckland, despite an outbreak there that continues to simmer. Since early in the pandemic, New Zealand had pursued an unusual zero-tolerance approach to the virus through strict lockdowns and aggressive contact tracing. Until recently, that elimination strategy had worked remarkably well for the country of 5 million, which has reported just 27 virus deaths. While other nations faced rising death […]
A new report documented evidence that the coronavirus has been spreading in Wuhan as early as May 2019 and that the Chinese government knew about it. The report — titled “Procuring for a Pandemic: An Assessment of Hubei Province PCR Procurement Contracts” — shows that the government in China was buying up testing related to the coronavirus much earlier than the officially recognized beginning of the pandemic. The PCR-related procurement contracts are called the “gold standard” of the coronavirus testing, suggesting that China knew there was an outbreak of the coronavirus as early as May 2019. “An initial view of […]